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May 9, 2014

News Briefs May 9, 2014

End of Watch

An End of Watch Ceremony will be held 11 a.m., May 16 in front of Bldg. 1. The ceremony will officially close out National Police Week, which runs May 12-16.

Fun run/walk

The Health and Wellness Center is celebrating May as National Physical Fitness and Sports month with a fun run/walk May 14. There will be three distances: 5K, 7.5K and 10K. Start time is 7:30 a.m. at the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot. This is a FREE event and is open to runners and walkers of all levels. Sign up the day of the event. For more information, call Capt. Eva Aklamati-Darko at (661) 277-8392.

Location change

The initial meeting to formulate plans to celebrate the National American Indian Heritage Month in November 2014 has been moved to a new location. The meeting is now 1:30 p.m., May 15 in Conference Room 2, Bldg. 3500 the 412th Civil Engineering Building. Volunteers are needed. All are welcome. For more information, call (661) 810-4461, or email benjamin.huang@edwards.af.mil.

Night at the Museum

Desert Senior Junior High School will hold its Second Annual Night at the Museum event May 21. Students and parents will be able to hang out with people from the 1920s; listen to a jazz band; learn about the French Revolution; see the execution of Louis XVI by guillotine; witness trench warfare and the crash of the stock market; and more! Students must submit their topics by May 12. Project set up begins at 4:45 p.m., May 21. Parent volunteers are needed. If interested email Shawn Lawhon at slawhon@muroc.k12.ca.us. Night at the Museum will go until 7:30 p.m.

New Hours for bowling center

The High Desert Lanes Bowling Center will now be open seven days a week! Starting May 1, the new hours of operation will be:
Sunday: Noon-7 p.m.
Monday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday: Noon-10 p.m.
For more information, call (661) 275-2695.

Volunteers needed

Calling All Volunteers!†This year’s 2014 National Disability Employment Awareness Month is just around the corner in October and we are looking for motivated individuals to serve on various committees.†If you would like to be involved, contact the lead support officer, Senior Master Sgt. Elie Glover at (661) 277-4577 or email at elie.glover@us.af.mil.

Federal survey

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management will soon launch their annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey “Employees Influencing Change” to Air Force civilians. The FEVS is scheduled to begin the week of May 5 and conclude June 13.†The survey period is expected to last six weeks. This is a unique opportunity for the civilian workforce to voice their opinions/concerns and provide the basis for positive change to the Air Force as an organization especially in these uncertain times of force reductions and constrained budgets.†Over the next few weeks, a random sample of Air Force permanent employees, full and part time, will have the opportunity to participate in the FEVS.†Each employee will receive an invitational email from OPM to participate in the FEVS. The FEVS is voluntary for any civilian employee who decides to participate.†The FEVS is strictly confidential and all results will go directly to OPM for tabulation.

TPS graduation

The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School invites you to attend the graduation of Class 13B at 1 p.m., June 13 in the base theater.†Dress is uniform of the day for military guests and business casual for civilian guests. For graduates, and those involved in the ceremony, dress is service dress for military, business attire for civilians. All are welcome to attend.†Seating is limited to theater capacity.†The parking lot in front of the theater will be reserved for base commanders and directors, TPS faculty, TPS students and their families, and all those requiring handicapped parking.†General base attendees are asked to park in the lot across from Chapel 1 on the corner of Popson Ave. and Muroc Dr †Civilian personnel may attend without charge to leave; however, their attendance is subject to supervisory approval and workload considerations. If planning to attend, RSVP by May 19. For more information, call the TPS Administration Office at (661) 277-3000.

Retirement

Tech. Sgt. Dustin P. Krueger: Team Edwards is cordially invited to attend a ceremony honoring Tech. Sgt. Dustin P. Krueger, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, on the occasion of his retirement from the United States Air Force. The Ceremony is 10 a.m., May 9 at the Edwards Conference Center Galaxy Room, Bldg. 5620 (now Airman and Family Readiness Center).†The attire is uniform of the day for military and smart casual for civilians.†POC for this event is Tech. Sgt. Nathan Kearns, (661) 277-0930.

Charles J. Amantia Jr: Team Edwards is cordially invited to attend a retirement ceremony honoring Charles J. Amantia Jr. of the 412th Maintenance Squadron Propulsion Flight. He is retiring after 20-plus years of federal civil service for the Air Force. The ceremony is 1 p.m., May 30 on the mezzanine in Bldg. 3810. The attire is uniform of the day for military and smart casual for civilians. For more information, call (661) 277-3904.

Master Sgt. JohnPaul Anema: The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron invites you to attend a retirement ceremony for Master Sgt. JohnPaul Anema who is retiring after 22 years of service. The ceremony is 10 a.m., May 22 in Hangar 1810. Due to the location, cell phones and cameras are not allowed. RSVP by calling (661) 275-2964 by May 12. Attire for military is uniform of the day and business casual for civilians.

Masters program

Cal Poly Pomona plans to start a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program at the Lancaster University Center this Fall. Representatives from Cal Poly will be holding an Information session at the Conference Center (Airman and Family Readiness Center) in the Galaxy Room May 7 at noon. Those interested are welcome to drop by.




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